Position Details
Reference Number 46433
Position Title Senior Social Worker / Team Leader
Employment Type Full Time Ongoing
Entity Monash Health
Department Clayton Adult mental health
Location 352 South Road, Hampton East
Position Summary
  •  Senior Social Worker/ HOPE Team leader

Monash Health is offering an exciting leadership opportunity in the (HOPE) Hospital Outreach Post-suicidal Engagement program.  Hope contributes to an initiative that aims to provide follow-up care and support for people who traditionally would not have received such intervention immediately after hospital discharge, with broad referral pathways and targeted psychosocial support.

  • New program (HOPE) Hospital Outreach Post-suicidal Engagement with Clinical Leadership opportunity at Monash Health
  • Play a key role in contributing to an initiative to prevent avoidable suicide attempts and reduce the number of completed suicides through a targeted psychosocial support services 

About Monash Health

Monash Health provides a world of healthcare across south eastern Melbourne, uniquely integrating primary, secondary and tertiary health services as well as world-renowned research and teaching facilities. We employee more than 18,000 staff who work across 40 care locations. In Monash Health your own growth and development is important and with us you can really be your best. For more information please visit www.monashhealth.org.

About The Role 

The Monash Adult Mental Health Program Hospital Outreach Post-suicidal Engagement (HOPE) initiative provides psycho-social support for people who are identified as having presented with a suicidal or self-harm attempt, or suicidal or intentional self-harm ideation. The initiative aims to provide follow-up care and support for people who traditionally would not have received such intervention immediately after hospital discharge, with broader referral pathways and targeted psychosocial support. The aim of the initiative is to prevent avoidable suicide attempts and reduce the number of completed suicides by providing targeted psychosocial support services to a cohort of people in an assertive manner in the community for up to 3 months from the time of discharge.  

Within the team structure the HOPE Team Leader, together with other senior clinical staff, will ensure that the highest professional standards are maintained and that clients are assessed in a timely fashion. The Team leader will also carry a clinical caseload within the HOPE service up to a maximum of 0.7 EFT.

About You

You have been developing your management and leadership skills or you are an accomplished Social worker either way, you are ready to take this next step in your Career. You are a person who leads by example, thrive working in a dynamic, fast paced environment and are truly passionate about delivering a high standard of evidence based care to all people. You are an advocate of Monash Health’s Strategic Guiding Principles 

 You Are Also: 

  • committed to a leadership & mentoring role
  • dedicated to safe best practice & quality care
  • committed to delivering patient centred care & a patient advocacy
  • enthusiastic, compassionate & able to lead a team and work collaboratively
  • excited to be accountable for and manage specific portfolios in our relentless pursuit of excellence

What You Need:

  • An Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) accredited Bachelor Degree or entry level Masters Degree of Social Work which provides eligibility for membership of the AASW. Written evidence of eligibility for AASW membership for overseas qualifications is required. Demonstrated experience (aligned to positon description noting no reference to years of experience)
  •  Minimum 7 years experience as a qualified Social Worker Relevant Qualification (aligned to position description)
  • Current Victorian Drivers Licence
  • Relevant post graduate qualification or work towards Desirable: Dual Diagnosis qualifications or experience
  • Australian working rights

What We Offer:

  • access to Monash Health in-house learning portals to further expand your acute clinical skills & knowledge base
  • avenues to further develop your leadership & project management skills
  • mentorship & career guidance
  • support to attend relevant forums & conferences
  • a supportive learning environment, should you wish to undertake postgraduate studies

In addition, you will have access to benefits including salary packaging to increase your take-home pay, access to onsite discounted staff car parking and gym, uniform and the Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

How to Apply 

Monash Health recognises the value of equal employment opportunity and is committed to patient safety and promoting fairness, equity and diversity in the workplace. At Monash Health we are relentless in our pursuit of excellence and work to our six guiding principles.

Applications will only be accepted via the Monash Health online Mercury System only. Email applications will not be considered.

Existing Monash Health Employees should apply using your Monash Health employee account. For any queries in regards to internal applicants please contact Recruitment Services on 92652776.

Offers of employment can only be made once all required probity checks have been completed.  These include:

  • reference checks;
  • a clear Police Check conducted within the last three months;
  • a current Victorian Employee Working with Children’s Check (or proof of payment for same);and
  • proof of immunisation.

As part of our selection process, you may be invited by email to participate in an on-camera video interview.  


Contact Person
Caroline Lebrun HOPE Interim lead 9556 5200
Advertising Closing 25/06/2021
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